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Band Watch => 80/75 Meters => Topic started by: W5JAY on June 21, 2017, 05:51:44 PM

Title: WA1QIX CQ 80m
Post by: W5JAY on June 21, 2017, 05:51:44 PM
Calling CQ on 3.873 at 21:45 UTC.  Nice audio!  73 de w5jay/jay..

Title: Re: WA1QIX CQ 80m
Post by: steve_qix on June 22, 2017, 05:15:01 PM
Wow!  I was in my *CAR* at the time operating remote control mobile.  I do that every morning and evening (well, 3 days per week when I'm on site) on my way to/from work.

It's great to be able to have a nice conversation with some of the guys on 75 meters during these times.

I roll off the audio starting at around 100 cycles per second with a 2 pole filter.  Otherwise the very low frequency car noise dominates.

Title: Re: WA1QIX CQ 80m
Post by: ka1tdq on June 26, 2017, 12:16:18 AM
Ok, nobody else asked, so I will.

Remote control mobile from the car? Is there an app for that? What are you using for your link back to the station?

Inquiring minds want to know. I guess that's really the way to go nowadays. Rather than building a massive station in your car, the consumer-land communications infrastructure is there to just link up to the existing home station.

That also speaks volumes about your confidence in your homebrew equipment. I wouldn't dare operate my shack remotely. I've had too many explosions / fires / electrocutions.


Title: Re: WA1QIX CQ 80m
Post by: steve_qix on August 02, 2017, 07:30:22 AM
Sorry, I didn't see this post until now!  I think it's probably useful to start a new thread in the "QSO" section of the forum to have a good discussion about the subject.

I've had a lot of inquiries about my remote control setup  ;)   It's not trivial, but not that hard either.  A good connection to a 4G or other cellular network is the key to a successful operation.  A poor connection will be problematic.  More later !

Regards,  Steve
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